CCA Andratx is pleased to present Andratx on Paper, a group show curated by Patricia Asbaek and created specifically for the CCA Kunsthalle.
Based on the works by the participating artists in the CCA Artists-in-Residence Program, the exhibition will explore the different uses and applications made on paper. Paper per se becomes the guiding thread leading to explore various artistic proposals made during these 11 years of Residency Program by more than 300 international artists.
PAPER. A simple cellulose pulp, created for communication between men since Ancient times, has not lost prominence in the modern Era of digital information. In the artistic field, paper has been given many uses. Paper as an object itself, in the search of new textures and different ways of working it; paper, as the sole support of the work; and paper, as the starring role in other media, such as video or sculpture. But always with a common denominator, paper as a direct communication line between artist and viewer.
Andratx on Paper offers a fresh and emerging view of the richness on the current international scene. Visitors will have the chance to see the many and varied ways in which artists have worked on paper during their Residency. From the simplest sketch, transcribing on paper a fleeting idea, to the most laborious and delicate drawings, the countless techniques applied on paper and with paper will be shown. The exhibition invites the viewer not only to study the works from the communicative point of view, understanding the work as a message, but also to enhance the intrigue of the physical aspect of it, the technique applied on paper.
CCA Andratx’s director, Patricia Asbaek, has selected the more than 70 works forming this exhibition, from among the nearly 300 works of the CCA Collection. Furthermore, in order to provide a deeper comprehension and complete view of the show, some of the most interesting pieces on paper from the internationally renowned Art Foundation Mallorca Collection have also been included. The visitor will have the unique opportunity to see for the first time in Mallorca some masterpieces from important private collections.